HC Deb 25 May 1897 vol 49 c1269

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether he is aware that the rule which compels police pensioners to appear before a magistrate or clergyman, make an affidavit, and then go to the police barrack of the district, which is often six miles away, before getting their pension, acts hardly on men suffering from illness; and (2) whether in future he will have pensioners paid by cheque delivered at their residences instead of having to call at the police barrack for the money.


In a case of sickness, the pension can be paid to another person authorised to attend at the barrack to receive it, and the quarterly declarations prescribed by Act of Parliament can be made by the medical man in attendance on the sick person, and not by a magistrate or clergyman only. Payment could not, I am informed, be made in the manner suggested in the second paragraph.

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